The Mystery of the Sycamore
"Lots of people don't know about the thing at all. He lives--well--he lives in Connecticut--and--oh, of course, there is a certain stigma."
"And your father will bring about his full pardon if he promises--"
"Let up, Keefe; I've said I can't tell you that part--you'll get your instructions in good time. And, look here, I don't mean for you to make love to the girl. In fact, I'm told she has a suitor. But you're just to give her a little song and dance about my suitability for the election, and then adroitly persuade her to use her powers of persuasion with her stubborn father. For he will be stubborn--I know it! And there's the mother of the girl... tackle Mrs. Wheeler. Make her see that my father was justified in the course he took--and besides, he was more or less accountable to others--and use as an argument that years have dulled the old feud and that bygones ought to be bygones and all that.
"Try to make her see that a full pardon now will be as much, and in a